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Re: Question about a "custom" license from dictconfig



On 26.08.14 15:44:44, MJ Ray wrote:
> Dariusz Dwornikowski wrote:
> > I encountered this license while packaging (as in this file [1]). My
> > questions is, what type of license is it, and is it DFSG compatible ?
> > 
> > Please CC me, I am not on the list. 
> > 
> > [1] https://bitbucket.org/vinay.sajip/dictconfig/raw/53b3c32dea4694cd3fb2f14b3159d66d3da10bc0/src/dictconfig.py
> 
> This looks close enough to MIT/Expat-style licensing that most of it
> seems to meet the DFSG.
> 
> The only thing I'm not sure about is whether it's OK for other people
> also called "Vinay Sajip" to release changes under their own name.
> Anyone know?  If not, then it fails DFSG.
> 
> Do you know whether the author would consider switching to MIT/Expat or
> zlib wording?  They're linked from http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/

I found this file in ryu SDN controller, they include the file I
linked as a part of their source, so I have no contact with Vinay
Sajip. 

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